Care Instructions

TERRARIUM

Light: Place your terrarium in a bright, warm and sheltered spot. Ideally, a metre or two away from a north-facing window. If you notice the soil drying out or the leaves looking scorched, consider moving it to a cooler spot. 

Water: Your terrarium is mostly made up of humid-loving plants which, we monitor for a few weeks. This is to ensure it gets the best chance at life. During this time, we establish a water-cycle, creating an ecosystem within the vessel. Developing a good ecosystem means that your terrarium rarely needs to be watered. If the soil looks dry, lightly mist your terrarium. Give it a few days and mist again if required. Often, your terrarium will not need watering for months at a time, or at all.

Prune: We use slow growing plants to create your terrarium however like us, all plants are different, and some may decide to have a sudden growth spurt. Don't panic though, just open up your terrarium and give it a trim. It is also important to discard of any dead or decaying leaves. This will help keep your terrarium clean and healthy.

 

OPEN GLASS VESSEL

Light: Place your open glass vessel in a bright, warm and sheltered spot. Ideally, a metre or two away from a north-facing window. If you notice the soil drying out or the leaves looking scorched, consider moving it to a cooler spot. 

Water: Your vessel is mostly made up of humid-loving plants which, we monitor for a few weeks. This is to ensure it gets the best chance at life. It is important to note that there are no drainage holes for these arrangements. Therefore, it's vital that you let the soil dry out between watering. Shrivelled leaves indicate that the plants require more water while droopy and soggy leaves suggest that they need less.

Prune: Simply cut off dead or dying leaves.

 

KOKEDAMA

Light: Your kokedama is made from shade-loving or indoor plants. They will thrive in any bright room in the house.

Water: Your kokedama loves a good bath. Once a week, submerge it in a lukewarm bath for 10 to 20 mins. Let the soil dry out between baths. 

Prune: This is really up to you. You can keep your kokedama short or let it grow. It is important to note that if you allow the plant(s) get too large, the roots will begin to sprout through the moss ball which can be trimmed. Again, this is a personal preference as some of you may love the effect while others would like to keep it neat and tidy. 

 

WOODEN BOX

Light: Place your wooden box in a bright, warm and sheltered spot. It can be indoor or outdoor as long as it's away from rain and harsh elements. An alfresco or a covered patio is ideal. Leggy plants indicate that they require more light. Scorched plants suggest that they need less.

Water: There are two sizes. The smaller plants will need about 30 ml (a shot glass) while the larger one will need about 60 ml. It is important to note that there are no drainage holes for these arrangements. Therefore, it's vital that you let the soil dry out between watering. Shrivelled leaves indicate that the plants require more water while droopy and soggy leaves indicate that they need less.

Prune: These arrangements aren't forever. They will grow and evolve. We use slow growing plants. However, plants have a mind of their own. One way you can make these boxes last longer is by trimming off old growth to allow the new.

 

TEACUP AND TEAPOT

Caring for your teacups and teapots are much like the much like the wooden boxes

Light: See 'Light' in the Wooden Box section.

Water: See 'Water' in the Wooden Box section. 30 ml per week for teacups and 60 ml for teapots.

Prune: See 'Prune' in the Wooden Box section.

 

WATER ARRANGEMENTS

Light: Keep your water arrangements in a bright, warm and sheltered spot, away from harsh elements. It's important to note that if you keep your arrangement in direct sunlight, you may notice algae forming and the water turning green.

Water:  Change the water in the container once a week. For an extra boost, mix in a teaspoon of Epsom salt. If you notice algae in the water, add a few drops of white vinegar. 

Prune: If you think your arrangement is becoming overgrown, prune lightly.

 

POTTED GARDENS

 

We offer three types of planters: full shade, full sun and part sun/part shade. The lighting and the water requirement will depend on your planter. 

Light: As directed.

Water: Generally, once a week during colder months and twice a week during the warmer months. Always allow the soil to dry out between watering. 

Prune: If you think your planter is becoming overgrown, prune lightly.

Fertilise:  Your planters have been fed well with a slow release fertiliser which will last about 6 months. If you choose to, you can use a liquid seaweed fertiliser (as directed) every 4 to 6 weeks. You may also wish to feed your planter again in 6 months with some more slow release fertiliser.

If you have any questions regarding the information above or you would just like some more advice about caring for your plants, please feel free to contact us, and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

 

GENERAL TIPS

Even lighting: Rotate your plants at least once a week to stimulate even growth.

Mildew: 1 part milk to 10 parts of water. 

Algae: 1 part vinegar to 3 parts of water. 

Slugs and snails: 1 part espresso (not instant) coffee to 10 parts of water. Alternatively, lightly crushed eggshells.

Ants: Sprinkle cinnamon on the affected areas. 

Aphids and Gnats: 3 teaspoons of dish-washing liquid to 2 cups of water. 

Fertiliser: 1 tablespoon of Epson salt to 4 litres of water once a month.